Ravil Mingazov was supposed to be a free man by now. Instead, he remains at Guantanamo Bay, with the dubious distinction of being the last Russian citizen in U.S. custody at the notorious detention center.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov is being urged by Uzbek and Tajik businesspeople to resolve the problems blocking rail traffic along the Tajik-Uzbek border.
A former oil worker and political activist in the western Kazakh city of Aqtau has been detained by the police after his home was searched and a computer was confiscated.
The lawyer of jailed Belarusian journalist Alyaksandr Barazenka has not been allowed to see his client at a Minsk detention center.
The leader of Afghanistan’s main political opposition bloc says U.S.-led peace talks with the Taliban need to be more inclusive and transparent, just days after a delegation of former Northern Alliance leaders met with U.S. lawmakers.
Journalists from the independent online television station Stan-TV say police in the restive city of Zhanaozen are hindering the media's work.
A French television reporter has been killed in the Syrian city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country's ongoing unrest.
The European Commission has stepped up its warning of legal action against Hungary over new policies it says may be unlawful under European Union's legislation.
Pakistan's defense secretary, a retired general, has been dismissed in a move expected to increase already heightened tensions between Pakistan's powerful military and its civilian leadership.
Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Boyko has said that in 2012 his country will reduce the amount of natural gas it uses by 50 percent.
European leaders and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief have begun fresh talks on the eurozone crisis amid news of sustained growth last year in the German economy, which is Europe's largest.
The police chief of the Afghan Province of Kandahar, Abdul Razzaq, escaped without any injuries when a suicide bomber made his way into the fortified police headquarters and apparently detonated his explosive prematurely.